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SURVEY: What do I build with these antique tobacco tins?

I recently scored a bunch of these tobacco tins at a flea market.   I have no idea what to do with them, so I posted a survey on Cigar B…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

18 yesterday
Reply by Gordon Cooper

Emi Sunshine Gives Special Cigar Box Guitar Performance

Americana singing phenom, Emi Sunshine gave this special performance on Facebook Live yesterday and features a custom 4-string cigar box…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 on Monday

Have Your Guitars Played On Stage at New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Fest

Attention instrument builders going to the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival this week:  If you'd like me to personally play one of y…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 on Monday

The Mysterious "Ukulele Echo Device" From the 1920's

In our relentless pursuit of strange and unusual tone for cigar box guitars and other instruments, we were floored when we tripped over th…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

25 on Monday
Reply by Gordon Cooper

Shane Speal Woodshop Diary: "The Beauty of Rust & Scratches"

Notes from Shane Speal's personal woodshop, York PA Instrument:  "Nails & Screws" 4-String Electric Cigar Box Guitar Completed tonight…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

21 Jan 12
Reply by Dano Schultz

How to Build This "Shabby Chic" Lap Steel Guitar

Cigar Box Nation founder, Shane Speal created this weird monstrosity of a lap steel guitar using salvaged materials.  He documented the wh…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

3 Jan 10
Reply by Paul Craig

The Most Beautiful Music You'll Hear from Soup Cans & Pallet Wood

Check out this homemade version of a Cymbalum, the traditional hammered dulcimer from Hungary.  This one was made with just soup cans and p…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

26 Jan 9
Reply by Lane Martin

Classical Music & "Game of Thrones" Theme on Cigar Box Guitar

France's cigar box guitar master, Jérôme Graille has just released two new videos.  The first has him performing an improvisation of Rodrig…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 Jan 9

Easy DIY Pre-Amp: Makes Piezo-Equipped Cigar Box Guitars Sound Better

Reduced feedback.  Deeper bass response.  And no more "quack!" We were complaining about all the problems with piezo pickups when the idea…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

24 Jan 8
Reply by Willy Senkiwsky

Guitar made from Tennis Racket, Lita Ford's cigar box guitar, building secrets, more...

Welcome to 2017, the International Year of Homemade Boogie! There's exciting things happening behind the scenes at Cigar Box Nation HQ. W…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

1 Jan 3
Reply by Dano Schultz

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The Mysterious "Ukulele Echo Device" From the 1920's

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